February, 2015

15 ways to make sure I will NOT hire you

Greg Savage

This is not ‘career advice’. I am no ‘job search guru’. This is not scientific, empirical or out of your latest HR manual. But I have interviewed more people for jobs than you have*, and I am acutely aware of what annoys me, frustrates me, and inclines me to think negatively about a candidate.

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Important Facebook Graph Search Developments

Boolean Black Belt

It is difficult to ignore the potential of Facebook when it comes to sourcing and recruiting given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. When Graph Search was introduced back in 2013, it was an amazingly powerful people sourcing tool.

Building Your Employer Brand To Attract the Right Talent


When you think of a "brand" you typically think of how a company presents themselves to their customers. Many brands boil down to one word. employer branding

How Recruiters and Job Seekers Use Social Media in 2015 (Infographic)

Social Talent

While social recruiting is by no means a new trend (we are living in the year 2015 after all), it’s processes and it’s nuances are evolving all the time, and it’s importance in recruiting continues to grow. Back in 2010 , 78% of recruiters were using LinkedIn to find candidates.

Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

People Make Cisco a Best Place to Work

Glassdoor for Employers

Cisco is delighted to be a Glassdoor UK Employees’ Choice Award winner. This award means so much to us as it was all based on the comments of our own people, and their views and feedback are what really matter to us. What really makes a difference is the environment and the people.

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(Even more) Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words!

Greg Savage

‘Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words’, caught the imagination of many. 12,000 unique blog views, dozens of blog comments, and endless social media shares are testament to that.

Video: My thoughts on Sourcing & the Future of Recruiting

Boolean Black Belt

At LinkedIn’s 2014 Talent Connect event in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the topic of up-skilling recruiting teams.

Three Online Application mistakes that make for a Bad Candidate Experience


According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, a bad candidate experience can negatively impact a company’s ability to recruit quality hires.

5 Things Recruiters Need to STOP Doing in 2015

Social Talent

Relying on Emails. According to a survey of over half a million sales emails sent in Q1 2014, Yesware (an email productivity service) found that if an email is ever going to be opened by it’s intended recipient, 91% of the time it’s opened within 24 hours after it’s been sent.

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The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

2015 HR and Recruiting Thought Leaders to Follow

Glassdoor for Employers

In HR and Recruiting, the world moves pretty fast and 2015 is looking bright. To help you keep up with the latest trends in talent acquisition, we’ve compiled a list of 50 HR and Recruiting experts. We’ve based this list solely on social profiles and online engagement.

'Where we're going, we don't need roads'

Allegis Global Solutions

Bruce Morton''s upcoming whitepaper will explore the transformation of the workforce through Artificial intelligence


Better Job Postings, Better Candidates

NPA Worldwide

I get to see lots of position openings and jobs because the members of our recruitment network post their jobs on our job board. It is a very unique job board because it is a contingent job board.

Target Your Ideal Candidates With Candidate ATM

Web Based Recruitment

We are pleased to announce that we have today officially launched our new candidate attraction service Candidate ATM. Candidate ATM (Audience | Target | Message) has been designed to enable Recruiters target their ideal candidates through a combination of Social Media Advertising and Online Video.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

What is Recruitment Marketing?


Marketing, in all its online and offline forms, is about connecting your brand to the right people at the right time with the right message. employer branding CRM analytics career sites recruitment marketing job boards

How to: Get Around LinkedIn’s “Commercial Use Limit on Search”

Social Talent

Were you one of the thousands of recruiters who woke up to this message on LinkedIn last month? If you were, you’ll be pleased to know there’s finally a solution that might just end up giving you more and better results than before LinkedIn started clamping down on your search efforts!

Recruiter like Marketer: A/B Test Your Job Descriptions

Glassdoor for Employers

If you’ve read it in a blog post once, you’ve seen it re-tweeted, re-shared and re-posted 1000x: Recruiting=marketing. Or to some degree, recruiters should adopt elements of marketing into their strategy for continued success.

Recruitment marketing: fad or future? The expert review


‘Treat your candidates like your customers’ Recruitment marketing is a multi-faceted approach with huge potential to transform the recruitment process. The way we treat applicants, the way we speak to them is having an increasing effect on our hiring success.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

Bill Rates and Negative Attrition in Light Industrial Staffing

Allegis Global Solutions

Recently a client came to the Market Analytics team at Allegis Global Solutions to answer this question - what is causing an upswing in negative attrition among warehouse workers

Be Lucky! Entries Close Friday 13th February 2015 For Mobile Recruitment Awards

Web Based Recruitment

The Mobile Recruitment Awards closing date has been extended until Friday 13th February 2015. So if you haven’t got your entry in yet, and want to be recognised for yourmobile recruiting success, then here is your chance! The 2015 Award Categories.

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Talemetry Adds New Candidate Email Campaign Features and More


What''s new for 2015? If you are a Talemetry client, a lot! The Winter 2015 release is here and it includes dozens of new features and enhancements


6 Books Every Recruiter Should Read in 2015

Social Talent

I think it’s fair to say that the entire population of our Dublin office are bookworms at heart. We’re always reading something! And we absolutely love it when, every so often, we read something we believe could be of use to our blog readers and the wider recruitment community.

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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Everything You Need to Know About Glassdoor Job Postings

Glassdoor for Employers

Most people know Glassdoor as the place where job seekers go to research companies. But did you know the second most popular reason people visit Glassdoor is to browse job listings?

33 insanely awesome job ads


Writing job ads is tricky at the best of times. You know that you’re offering a great opportunity, but how do you tell potential applicants?

LinkedIn Recruiter Spam…

Good To Know

Alright, so first: it’s been 6 months since I posted. That’s insane. The new job at PwC is amazing, love my boss/ team/ and the work we’re doing. I’m very much in my happy place. All that said, time… Continue reading → LinkedIn Recruiters recruiting Sourcing InMails linkedin spam

Too Many Job Interviews!

NPA Worldwide

I think I have a new pet peeve – candidates who are subjected to endless job interviews. I’m talking 5, 6, or more interviews. It is madness! What do employers think they are gaining by this? Here are 3 ways excessive job interviews are harmful to employers: 1.

Internal Mobility: A Talent Management Strategy You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Speaker: Caroline Vernon, Director of Sales and Client Success Leader, CareerArc

Building and supporting a culture where people at all levels are encouraged to—and even expected to—look internally for personal growth and new challenges improves the employer brand and becomes a powerful magnet for the talent market. This focus on career mobility and employee development often results in improved talent attraction and retention, not to mention how it positively affects the bottom line. Join CareerArc Director of Sales and Client Success Leader Caroline Vernon to learn her tips to cultivate internal mobility practices with your current workforce and potential new hires.